Types of Puppetry
The troupe handles 2 different types of puppets, which is String Puppets (Jia Li Xi) and Hand Puppets (Pu Dai Xi) in 2 different languages, which are Hokkien & Heng Hwa.
The performances are usually tucked away in one secluded corner of a detached house or temple, far from the buzzing city. Traditional puppetry is a fascinating art form, for the puppets are playing not for human eyes, but for the Taoist deities which are usually held to commemorate the birthday of various gods (神诞）Save
Life, On A String - Video
A short clips of Wu Kong and Ba Jie before they set off their Journey.
A nearer close up, you can see how the puppeteers actually manipulate the puppets. This is a scene whereby Wu Song was battling with the tiger and kills the tiger with his bare hands.
Posted by Sin Hoe Ping Puppet Show